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Old 29-10-09, 09:15 AM
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Now that you've got the feel of our author come artist what do you think this offering is ?
is it a kestrel lol
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Old 29-10-09, 04:08 PM
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How do you explain the "sickly Fulmar" the Merlin being pictured after catching a Song Thrush, Stuffed Sparrowhawks...... I could post nearly all the plates from this book and find fault with all of them.
You can find fault with them by 2009 standards but they're hundred year old pictures!

I think the fact that anyone was interested enough in 'popular ornithology' to write a book about it back then is a cause for celebration, to be honest.

Go to any museum, you'll find stuffed birds in the natural history section. The fulmar picture is pretty gross, but its probably the only reason it stayed still long enough for the picture. Likewise the sparrowhawks!
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Old 29-10-09, 04:28 PM
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I would like to thank the 2 people that had a go at guessing the drawing, but I'm sorry your both incorrect it was a Corn Bunting.
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Old 29-10-09, 07:17 PM
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I would like to thank the 2 people that had a go at guessing the drawing, but I'm sorry your both incorrect it was a Corn Bunting.
lol its the beak its a dead give away
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Old 30-10-09, 04:27 PM
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I would like to thank the 2 people that had a go at guessing the drawing, but I'm sorry your both incorrect it was a Corn Bunting.
I thought it might be a skylark but forum rules prevented me from replying as my message was too short?!
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